"All the music your favorite bands ripped off."

About Us:

The Bread and Butter Band is a high-energy Chicago quintet playing classic and original rock, blues and soul music. The band features Dave Smith on guitar, Jim Fujimoto on bass, Steve Strunk on drums and vocals, Vince Varco on keyboards and Peter Cunningham on guitar and vocals. As one fan described it, “Bread and Butter Band plays all the music your favorite bands ripped off.” Cunningham and Varco first played together in the reggae scene with Aozzie Gregory and the Enforcers and later teamed up with drummer Hamid Drake, bassist Joe Thomas and guitarist Steve Gerlach to form an original rock band called Animal Farm, which released one album of original songs. Dave Smith plays with a variety of local blues-soul outfits including Rocking Billy and Big Sweaty Men. Jim Fujimoto and Steve Strunk have played with too many people to name. Their musical philosophy is simple: have fun, make people happy and don't leave the dancers hanging.

MEMBERS:

Peter Cunningham -- lead vocals, guitar

Steve Strunk -- drums, vocals

Jim Fujimoto -- bass

Dave Smith -- guitar

Vince Varco -- keys

UPCOMING SHOWS:

Friday May 4, 2018

Hungry Brain

 

Time: 9:00pm

Address: 2319 W. Belmont

Phone: 773-687-8230

https://www.hungrybrainchicago.com/

  Bread and Butter Band  Friday May 4, 2018  Show Starts 9:00pm

Bread and Butter Band  Friday May 4, 2018  Show Starts 9:00pm

 

PREVIOUS SHOWS:

December 2017

 

Friday December 8, 2017

Nick's Beer Garden

Time: 9pm - 1am

Address: 1516 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Phone:(773) 252-1155

 

December 31, 2017

New Years Eve Party!!!!

We love it when friends like Kevan stop by to kick things up to 11!

 

POSTOCK 2017

The annual outdoor music and art festival at the Post Farm in Wisconsin keeps getting bigger and bigger...

 

MORE DATES COMING SOON...

 

BEFORE THE BREAD AND BUTTER BAND.. 
THERE USED TO BE A BAND CALLED ANIMAL FARM...
YOU MAY HAVE HEARD OF THEM....
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Common Love

by Animal Farm

For booking and any inquiries please e-mail petercunningham57@gmail.com.